Ask any of the New York Mets & Brooklyn Cyclones fans who made the trip to Tri-City for tonight’s game what the greatest part of tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Cyclones & Tri-City ValleyCats was and they will all tell you the same exact thing: IT ENDED.
The Cyclones were handed the butt kicking of a lifetime as the team gave up 13 runs in the 1st 2 innings. This loss is the worst Brooklyn Cyclones loss the Seinfeld Night Debacle of 2014, when the Aberdeen Ironbirds destroyed the Cyclones in a 18-2 game.
Tri-City got things rolling in the Bottom of the 1st, ruining so many people’s scorecards. With Erik Manoah making the start, Rodrigo Ayarza led off with a single to right and took 2nd on a wild pitch. Miguelangel Sierra was hit by pitch and Brauly Mejia singled to right, scoring Ayarza and moving Sierra to 3rd. Chuckie Robinson singled to center, scoring Sierra and moving Mejia to 2nd. Taylor Jones walked to load the bases. A single by Ronnie Dawson scored Mejia. Spencer Johnson doubled to left, clearing the bases and making it 6-0. Bryan De La Cruz walked, but Spencer Johnson was caught stealing 3rd base for the first out. Alexander De Goti drew a walk, moving De La Cruz to 2nd. Ayarza came up for the 2nd time of the inning, and fouled out. Sierra singled on a line drive to left fielder Gene Cone, scoring De La Cruz and moving De Goti to 2nd. Mejia singled for the 2nd time that inning, scoring De Goti and moving Sierra to 3rd. Chuckie Robinson grounded into a force out, ending the inning with Brooklyn down 8-0.
With Kevin Hill getting the start for Tri-City, Pete Alonso led off the Top of the 2nd with a double to center. Colby Woodmansee lined out to 3rd, but Gene Cone reached on an infield single. Nick Sergakis singled to left, loading the bases. Blake Tiberi reached on a fielding error by 3B Ayarza, scoring Alonso. Dan Rizzie hit a sac fly to left to score Cone and make it 8-2. Jacob Zanon flew out to end the inning.
With Manoah still in to pitch the Bottom of the 2nd, Jones led off with a single to left. Dawson drew a walk and Manoah would be pulled for Dillon Becker. Johnson drew a walk to load the bases. De La Cruz grounded into a force out, scoring Jones, moving Dawson to 3rd, and nailing Johnson at 2nd. De Goti drew a walk to load the bases. Ayarza grounded into a force out, scoring Dawson, moving De La Cruz to 3rd and nailing De Goti at 2nd. A wild pitch by Becker scored De La Cruz and moved Ayarza to 2nd. Sierra & Mejia drew walk to load the bases. Becker was pulled for Adam Atkins, who gave up a single to Robinson, scoring Ayarza & Sierra while moving Mejia to 3rd. Jones came up for the 2nd time in the inning & flew out to end it with the scoreboard reading 13-2 Tri-City.
Atkins pitched a scoreless Bottom of the 3rd, giving up a leadoff hit to Dawson.
Alejandro Castro came in to pitch the Bottom of the 4th for Brooklyn. Ayarza led off with a single to center. After a pop out by Sierra, Mejia singled to move Ayarza to 2nd. Castro got Robinson to line into a double play to end the inning. Castro would give up a run in the Bottom of the 5th, as Jones led off with a walk and scored two batters later on a homer by Spencer Johnson to make it 15-2.
The Cyclones would get a worthless run in the Top of the 6th, as Alonso led off with a double. After a strikeout by Woodmansee, Cone grounded out, moving Alonso to 3rd. Sergakis singled to center, scoring Alonso to trim the lead to 12. Tiberi grounded out to end the inning.
Gabriel Feliz came in to pitch the Bottom of the 6th, and kept Tri-City from scoring. However, he would allow some runs in the Bottom of the 7th. Kevin Martir, who came in as a defensive replacement in the 6th, led off with a single to center. Jones singled, moving Martir to 2nd. A single by Dawson scored Martir and moved Jones to 3rd. A passed ball moved Dawson to 2nd and Johnson drew a walk, ending the night for Feliz. Joseph Zanghi came in to pitch and gave up a hit to De La Cruz, scoring Jones. De Goti was called out on strikes, and a sac fly by Ayarza scored Dawson. Sierra walked to load the bases, but Mejia grounded into a force out ending the inning with the ’Cats up 18-3.
Sergakis hit a 1-out double in the Top of the 9th and took 3rd on a failed pickoff attempt. Tiberi singled to right, scoring to make it 18-4. Rizzie struck out and Zanon flew out, ending one of the worst games in the Tom Gamboa era of Brooklyn Cyclones baseball.